Data Privacy

Data protection

Graupner/SJ GmbH, Henriettenstr. 96, 73230 Kirchheim/Teck, Germany, Phone: + 49 (0) 7021 722-0, Fax: +49 (0)7021 722-199, info@graupner.de (hereinafter referred to as “we”) is, as the operator of this Internet presence, the competent body for the personal data of the user (hereinafter referred to as “you”) of the website within the meaning of the Federal Data Protection Act (“BDSG”) and at the same time the service provider within the meaning of the German Telemedia Act (“TMG”).

The protection of your personal data you provide during your visit of our website is important to us. We protect your privacy and your private data. We collect, process and use your personal data in compliance with the content of these data protection provisions as well as the applicable German data protection law, particularly the Federal Data Protection Act and the German Telemedia Act.

In the data protection provisions, it is governed what personal data about you we collect, process and use. Please read the following information carefully.

1. Collection of personal data
Personal data in terms of these data protection provisions are details about your personal or material circumstances. Personal data therefore allow conclusions about a person’s identity.

a) Data you expressly provide
We collect such data if you provide them to us, e.g. within the context of your registration, your completion of forms (e.g. contact forms) or sending of e-mails, within the context of ordering products or services, enquiries or request of material. Such data particularly include:
 - Your title
 - Your name and e-mail address
and, where required:
 - Your address
 - Your phone and fax number as well as
 - Your credit card and account details
 - Your date of birth

b) Data collection when accessing the website
Personal data also include information on your use of our Internet presence. Every time you access our sites, we collect the following information about your computer:
 - Your computer´s IP adress
 - The request from your browser and potentially the search engine used as well as time and date of this request
 - Status and the transferred data volume of your browser request
 - Product and version information about the browser used and your computer’s operating system.
 - From what website our site was accessed.
Your computer’s IP address is only stored for the time of your use of our Internet presence and deleted or anonymised by abbreviating immediately afterwards. The remaining data are stored for a limited period of time. We use such data for the operation of our Internet presence, particularly in order to identify and remove any errors, to identify the degree of capacity utilisation of the Internet offering or to carry out adjustments or improvements. This is usually done by the use of log files and cookies. Further information on log files and cookies can be found below.

c) Data collection with your consent
After you give your consent, we are entitled to collect, process and/or store personal data, combine them with other data, archive and use them. Such declaration of consent is given separately and voluntarily and is recorded; you can access its content at any time. If you provide us with your consent to data collection, we collect and process the following personal data in addition to the aforementioned data:
 - Your Name
 - Date, time and your IP address at the time of the declaration of consent
 - Date, time and your IP address at the time of the declaration of consent as well as
 - where required, your e-mail address and your home address
To the extent you authorised the use of personal data for special purposes that are subject to the reservation of consent, you may revoke such consent at any time. Such data are then deleted by us. As far as data were transmitted to third parties with your consent, such third parties are informed immediately and asked to delete such data. You are entitled to limit your consent to the use of your data. They will then only be deleted within the framework of such limitation.

d) Customer account
You need to register to use our online order service within the framework of a customer account. For such registration, all data are requested that we need in order to carry out and process your purchase orders: Your full name and/or your full company name plus the authorised representative(s), your e-mail address, your home address (invoice and, where applicable, different delivery address) and your phone number. Moreover, you must select a user name and a password; both enables easier log-in without entering your details again. We store the data entered by you to create a customer account through which we register, execute and process your purchase order. We keep your data for further orders (registration) as long as you maintain the registration. You are entitled to retrieve, correct and delete your registration data at any time. We will delete your registration if a deletion is prescribed by law, however, no later than two years after we processed your last purchase order.

2. Purpose of use
a) We use your personal data for the following purposes:
 - To technically manage our Internet offer;
 - To provide the basket functions;
 - To make sure that our Internet offer is presented to you in the most effective and interesting manner;
 - To meet our obligations arising from any potential contracts concluded between you and us, e.g. to send goods to the address stated by you;
 - To enable you to participate in interactive offers, if you so desire;
 - To inform you about any changes to our services;
 - To check your credit standing.

b) We will not evaluate the usage data to create personal user profiles, unless you expressly agreed to such use. We do not exclude the evaluation of anonymised usage data for market research purposes; however, any identification of users is excluded. Evaluation in case of abusive interference with our website or other infringements that may lead to a report to the law enforcement authorities remains expressly reserved. Any further evaluation of your usage data or any disclosure to third parties will expressly not be made. The statistical raw data are deleted after 60 days.

c) Your personal data required to enable your use of the services and, where applicable, their billing are first also used only to execute the contracts concluded between us. Such user data are particularly the features for your identification as a user, details on start, end and extent of the relevant use and details on the telemedia services utilised by you as a user.

d) You may subscribe to our e-mail newsletter. If you choose to do so, we need to collect and store your e-mail address. We only use it to send newsletter e-mails that inform you about current offers.

“I agree that my name, my e-mail address and my further voluntary details are
used for market research purposes and for the individual preparation and
sending of selected information. I may revoke such consent at any time for the
future vis-à-vis Graupner/Sj GmbH.”

This declaration of consent is given separately and voluntarily. You may unsubscribe at any time by removing the confirmation check in your customer account under “My account”. Your data will then be deleted.

e) However, the Federal Data Protection Act always allows the data processing and use if this happens in line with the purpose of a contractual relationship or a trust relationship similar to a contract or to the extent necessary to maintain legitimate interests of the storing body and if there is no reason to assume that the protection-worthy interest of the data subject in the exclusion of the processing or use prevails. Despite a revocation or a declaration of consent that has been cancelled in whole or in part, data can therefore be processed and used without your consent within the limited framework permitted by law, particularly due to statutory archiving obligations.

3. Revocation, blocking, deletion and correction of your personal data
a) Revocation
You are entitled to revoke your consent regarding the storage of your personal data at any time. You are also entitled at all times to revoke your consent to the collection and storage of further voluntary data by us. We would like to point out that we check your identity to protect your privacy and safety before you can take such measures.
If you wish to object to the use of your data for the future and/or to revoke a given consent, please contact the following address, by attaching, where possible, a copy of your personal identity card:

Datenschutzbeauftragter [data protection officer] Graupner/SJ GmbH,
Henriettenstr. 96, 73230 Kirchheim/Teck, Fax: +49 (0) 7021 722-199,

If you revoke your consent to the storage, processing and use of your personal data, we will delete and/or block all of your stored data without delay. However, please take note that in this case we can no longer provide you with our services that are subject to registration.

b) Blocking, deletion and correction of your personal data
You are entitled to have your personal data saved by us blocked, deleted and/or corrected. Should you desire the blocking, deletion and/or correction of your personal data stored by us, please contact the following address, by attaching, where possible, a copy of your personal identity card:

Datenschutzbeauftragter, Graupner/SJ GmbH, Henriettenstr. 96, 73230 Kirchheim/Teck
Fax: +49 (0) 7021 722-199

4. Use of our Internet offers without registration
You are not able to use our Internet offers without being registered.

5. Use of cookies/session IDs, targeting, web analysis services
a) General information
We also collect information on your use of our Internet offer by means of so-called cookies. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your data carrier and that save specific settings and data for exchange with our systems about your browser. A cookie usually includes the name of the domain from which the cookie data were sent as well as information on the age of the cookies and an alphanumerical identifier. Cookies enable our systems to identify the device of the user and to make any potential default settings available immediately. As soon as a user accesses the platform, a cookie is transmitted to the hard drive of the relevant
user’s computer. Cookies help us to improve our website and to provide you with a better and more customised service.

In detail, the cookies used by us serve the following purposes:

 - Functional-technical cookies
We use functional-technical cookies for the technical provision of our Internet offer. This particularly includes user-friendly functions such as the automatic log-in to your user account, the retrieval of other personal settings, the acceleration of the processing of your requests and the identification of your browser.

 - Analysis cookies
Such cookies serve the statistical analysis of the use of our Internet offer. Such statistical analysis includes e.g. the registration of new and returning visitors, the most important search terms that lead to our Internet offer via search engines as well as the disclosure of problems on our website.

 - Cookies for the display of personalised advertising/targeting
We use such cookies to display contents and advertisements customised to your interests. Your interests are registered on the basis of your user behaviour in our Internet
offer and stored on your hard drive by means of cookies. You can find more details on targeting in item 4.b.

- Cookies of third party providers
Third party providers authorised by us use cookies in order to generate personalised advertising when you visit our website. You can find further information on cookies of
third party providers below in items 4.c, 4.d and 4.e.

Only the data described above on your use of the website are stored in the cookies we use. This is not made through an allocation to you personally, but by the allocation of an identification number to the cookie (“cookie ID”). The cookie ID is not combined with your name, your IP address or similar data that would enable to allocate the cookie to you. You can find information on how you can stop the use of browser cookies at the end.

b) Targeting
Our website uses so-called tracking technologies. We use such technologies to make the Internet offer more interesting for you. This technology enables to deliver targeted advertising to Internet users that have already shown an interest for our Internet pages on the Internet offers of our partners. Such advertising materials are shown on the sites of our partners on the basis of a cookie technology and an analysis of the previous user behaviour. This analysis is made under a pseudonym, and no usage profiles are combined with your personal data.

c) Web analytics services
aa) Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics also uses so-called “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. The IP anonymization is active on this website. Your IP address will be truncated within the area of Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the whole IP address will be first transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating your use of
the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing them other services relating to website activity and Internet usage. The IP address your browser conveys within the scope of Google Analytics will not be combined with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; however, please note that if you do so, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the registration of the data created by the cookie and referring to your use of the website (including your IP address) and disclosure to Google and the processing of such data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link
[http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de].

bb) Google Adwords: “Conversion-Tracking”
We also use the Google Adwords function “Conversion-Tracking”, an analytics service of Google Inc. (“Google”). We are able to analyse your behaviour with this function after clicking on one of our Google advertisements and the forwarding to our Internet offer. User actions that are deemed valuable for our Internet presence are called conversion. This may e.g. the subscription of the newsletter or the purchase of a product.
If you click on one of our Google advertisements on another website, a so-called conversion cookie is stored on your computer. It loses its validity after about 30 days.
The used cookie serves solely the usage analysis. During the analysis, the total number of the conversions is determined by Google and forwarded to us. No personal data are submitted to us. According to information provided by it, Google does not collect any personal conversion data either.
We are not able to draw any conclusions on the identify of the user who triggered the relevant conversion.
If you do not wish any Conversion-Tracking, you can set your browser so that a storage of cookies is generally not accepted. Alternatively, you may also block only cookies of third party providers. You can find further information in Google’s Data Privacy Statement:
http://www.google.de/policies/privacy/

d) Cookie durations
The cookies used by us have various durations. Session cookies are deleted automatically after you close the browser you use. In contrast, persistent cookies are active on your computer over a specific period of time. Cookies used by us are stored on the hard drive for the maximum of 24 months and deleted afterwards.

e) Individual cookies
You can find details on the cookies sent to your device from our Internet presence in the following table:

Name Description Term of validity Origin
_dc_gtm_UA-
73661730-1
Cookie of Google
Tag Manager that
is embedded in the
shop
2 years graupner.de
_ga Cookie of Google
Analytics Tracking
Code
2 years graupner.de
session-1 Session Cookie Session duration graupner.de
x-ua-device Identification of
the device with
which the session
is held
Session duration graupner.de
x-cachecontext-
hash
Cache Cookie: says
what contents are
shown cached
Session duration graupner.de
nocache Cookie saying what contents
are not shown cached
Session duration graupner.de


f) Prevent the use of cookies
Should you object to the use of browser cookies, you can set your browser so that any storage of cookies is not accepted. Please take note that you may not be able to use our Internet offer at all or only to a limited extent in this case. If you only wish to accept our own  cookies, but not the cookies of our service providers and partners, you can select the browser setting “Block third-party cookies”.

6. Embedding of videos
For embedding videos, we use YouTube, an offer of YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA, represented by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“YouTube”). YouTube is a video platform on which the users can post videos and make them accessible to the public. YouTube’s own extended data protection mode is active for the embedded YouTube videos on our website. This guarantees that YouTube does not store any information about you when you access our website. However, please take note that the YouTube videos integrated in our Internet offer will establish a connection to YouTube in all cases you click on and watch a YouTube video. This happens to guarantee the technical transfer of the video. Data are transmitted to YouTube through the
established connection. YouTube also stores cookies on your device. If you are logged in as a YouTube member when you access our Internet presence, it is possible for YouTube to allocate you surfing behaviour to your user account. If you object to such allocation, you must log out from your user accounts at YouTube and Google before you visit our website and delete the relevant cookies in your browser settings. You can find further information on the data collection, processing and use by YouTube in the Google Data Privacy Statement at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

7. No disclosure of your personal data
Your personal data will only be disclosed, sold or otherwise transmitted to third parties if the disclosure is required for the purpose of contract execution or billing and/or to collect the fee or if you expressly consented to it. For example, it may be required that we pass on your address and order data to suppliers regarding purchase orders if the delivery to you is made directly ex works. Our suppliers only receive such information that is necessary to carry out their relevant tasks. Any other use of the information is not permitted. Furthermore, we are entitled to pass on personal data for collection purposes and reserve the right to a data exchange with business protection organisations (e.g. z. B. Schufa [General Credit Protection Agency]).
We would like to point out that we are entitled in individual cases, upon the request of the competent body, to provide information on data, where this is required for the purpose of prosecution, emergency response by the police authorities of the federal states, the fulfilment of legal requirements of the constitution protection authorities of the German federal government, the German federal states, the Federal Intelligence Services or Military Intelligence, or for the enforcement of intellectual property rights.

8. Information on stored data
You are entitled to view the personal data stored about you free of charge at any time. The information is provided in writing. Should you desire information on the storage of your personal data, please contact the following address, by attaching, where possible, a copy of your personal identity card:

Datenschutzbeauftragter Graupner/SJ GmbH,
Henriettenstr. 96, 73230 Kirchheim/Teck, Fax: +49 (0) 7021 722-199

9. Security of data
All information you submit to us is stored on servers within the European Union. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely safe, which is why we are not able to guarantee the security of the data submitted via the Internet to our website. However, we protect our website and other systems by taking technical and organisational measures against loss, destruction, access, change or dissemination of your data by unauthorised persons. In particular, we encrypt your personal data before transferring them. We use the coding system SSL (Secure Socket Layer) [and/or TLS (Transport Layer Security)] for this purpose.
You should never pass on your password for accessing our website to third parties, and you should change this password regularly. After you have left our website, you should confirm the log-out and close your browser to prevent unauthorised users from accessing your user account. With communication by e-mail, we cannot guarantee full data security.

10. Protection of minors
If you are younger than 18, you should not send any personal data to us without the consent of your parent or guardian. We do not request any personal data from children and juveniles. We do not knowingly collect such data or disclose them to third parties.

11. Change of the data protection regulation
We reserve the right to change these data protection provisions at any time with effect for the future. An updated version is available on our website. Please visit the website regularly and obtain information on the applicable data protection provisions.

12. Accessibility of the data protection regulation
You may access and print out the Data Privacy Statement from every page under the “Data Protection” link. Our web pages may include hyperlinks to and from websites of third parties. If you follow such a hyperlink to one of these websites, please take note that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for third party contents or data protection provisions. Please check the respectively applicable data protection provisions before you transmit any personal data to such websites.